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Feb 20, 2013 5:00pm PST
of a ta tae kwondo of instructor. he is free on bond. he's worked at the same redwood city academy for 12 years, investigators want to know if there are other possible victims out there. >> police trying to find a thief who stole a package from a door step of a house. z camera. police say there is no spike in cases of stolen packages. anyone with information that can help identify the man is asked to contact the alameda police department. >> a plan to build a hillside in contra costa county is developing into opposition. it would be built in subdivisions of san ramone. >> that is right. this is the alamo sem taerk it's 150 years old, and it's basically all booked up that. is why local developers say he wants to build a new one serving residents in this area for decades still to come. with existing cemeteries a local developer says the plan to build a large new resting place in this valley is the perfect placeway to address demands with supply. >> not enough space.&/oç people are dying. you have people guying in this area. where are you going put them? >> but this proposal to build a ceme
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Feb 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
of these years later after buildings buck yellinged the city is in danger. >> the earthquake shook san francisco. nearly a quarter century later much of the city is vulnerable. >> this may be surprising is that the same building exists all over the city. you can find them in sunset and direction. >> david work was the stoi survey so called soft structures. buildings where the first story might be week because a wide open sprais space has been carved out. the city identified nearly 3,000 of the most dangerous staggering. >> 3,000 buildings, house close to 60,000 residents and 7,000 workers. and small businesses. the buildings trgited are wood frame built between 1978, three or more stories with five, or more units of housing. gavin news yom called for a mandatory measure. now, that is the plan. and the work could cost close to $150,000 one group is on board. >> i believe it's a burden to property owners financially and tenants having work done in bilgds but you put put a price on life safety. >> cording to supervisor hsu banks will offer financing package skptz retro fits will be phased in giving
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Feb 8, 2013 4:00pm PST
arrivals. major cities we're talking about, boston, new york, newark and philadelphia. >> airlines saw it coming and started to notify passengers yesterday of cancellation plans. air travel in the northeast ground a virtual stand still across the nation, 4700 flights were cancelled as of this afternoon. here at san francisco international airport, there were dozens of cancellations in and out. united set up a special check in area for rebookings. the airport says confusion was minimized with airlines notifying passengers in advance. some flights out for tomorrow afternoon were still listed as ontime, but no one knows for sure if the weather will cooperate. many passengers were rerouted to get into the same time zone like these business travelers trying to get home to massachusetts. their flight to heartford, connecticut was canceled. >> we're going to washington, d.c. and we don't know where we're going from there. >> do you goat fly out this afternoon? >> no. red eye tonight. >> and then, hail mary to get to heartford? >> we're thinking about taking a train. >> it's not going to surpr
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Feb 27, 2013 4:30am PST
the murders of two seasoned detectives. cornell bernard is live in santa cruz. >> the city is a city in mourning today following the death of two police officers killed in the line of duty. when they came to a home here on north branciforte avenue, a suspect opened fire on them. investigators are still combing every single inch of this crime scene looking for evidence. the police community continues to mourn their death a memorial has begun at police headquarters for detective sergeant baker and his colleague, detective his bet butler. the officers responded to a home and were met with gun officer. they were killed. a half hour later, the suspect was spotted and chased by police. >> a chase ensued. gunfire was exchanged between goulet and a team of sheriff deputies and santa cruz police officers. the suspect was killed at the scene. >> right now it is a time to connect and support one other and listening and talking trying to set a tone for the next few days and weeks. >> the police chaplains comforting the families who are grieving, schools were put on lockdown for a short
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Feb 27, 2013 5:00pm PST
you e mails you care b the city being offered millions of dollars to change its name to sugar daddy.com usa that. is coming up here for you. >> martinez blees plees need help in finding a missing teenager.úhxf he left his house monday night and has not been heard from since saying he is considered at risk. he is six feet tall and anyone with information is urged to call the police department. livermore police arrested three minors for cyber bullying. she was arrested again last week for violations nearly three years for serving three years for having sex with two 14-year-old boys. they won't release names of the three minors arrested but dan noyes reported the daughter was one of the kids under investigation police say there is no evidence he instructed to harass a victim. muddy mess that came flowing into homes today. this is the damage, sending water p mud rushing into the sleets streets. homes along 15th avenue hit hard tonight homeowners wondering if a sewer line replacement could be to blame for this. heather, what a mess it s the city] saying that repair had nothing to do wi
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Feb 9, 2013 4:00am PST
at an incredible rate of two to three inches an hour in some spots. >> up to 12 inches in new york city to an incredible 3 feet in parts of connecticut. boston got smacked with two feet, leaving people there with a new big dig to deal with. ron who used to live in boston will remember the big dig. it was the largest public works project in the history of mankind. we have a new project for boston now. >> an extreme weather team is where the snow is this morning. fanned out across the storm zone. with the latest on what's to come, how to handle it when you get back on the roads, as well. >> our coverage of the blizzard of 2013, sam champion and ginger zee. let's go first to sam, our weather editor in new york's columbus circle this morning. sam, good morning. >> good morning, dan and bianna. we're on a side street here. this is andrew. we've been helping him dig out from the snowfall totals. this is his car. we're going to get it out for him this morning. we have the eight inches of snow. andrew, i'll step on the other side of this. and you keep going. we got about that eight inches of sn
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Feb 21, 2013 5:00am PST
-old janell conway allen, being held at 1:00 o'clock today, at the benicia city cemetery. the 7th grader was missing for a day before her body was found in court. the accused killer did not enter a plea when he was in court but now he is charged with murder and they added kidnapping, rape, and lewd acts on a child. because of the special circumstances he could be sentenced to death if he is convicted. he is due in court at 8:30 this morning and is being held in jail without bail. >> thank you very much. new this morning the lead investigator in the oscar pistorius case is facing attempted murder charges of his own. we could find out today if oscar pistorius is granted bail. katie marzullo has the latest from the newsroom. yesterday was not a good day for the prosecution. >> no, bombshell and a real blow to the case and also happening right now, cnn is reporting there was a threat in the courtroom and the judge cleared the courtroom because of that but moments later everyone was blot back in and the judge, oscar pistorius, with no mention of the threat. on we go with the defense attorneys
ABC
Feb 5, 2013 5:00pm PST
to be in the city versus traditionally in silicon valley. >> cal train says it's seen a steady increase in ridership. there are now more riders in its history and realtors say they see a trend, tech workers choose choosing san francisco. over the selling point. >> noe valley because it's towards southern part of the city and easier commute to get on to the freeways but you can see buttses on union street waiting to pick people up. >> the transportation commission here says we're never going to defeat congestion but we can manage witness good planning and right projects well. don't have, perhaps ideal deal but a reasonable speed on the roads. police ride id fid and released photos of a 13-year-old found murdered in fairfield. january yell conway allen found friday morning. they released this surveillance photo from when she was last seen thursday afternoon. investigators from fairfield çc.pkq been working on the case nonstop since conway-allen's body was found. they're asking anyone who may have seen this girl just before she disappeared to please, call fairfield police. >> a pittsburgh man is under
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Feb 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
article about officer who's serve in the military. oakland city council agreed to hire bratton as a consultant for the police department. >> stay with abc 7 news for any breaking developments in this story. >> you can also follow us on twitter and we're updating breaking news on abc 7 news.com. you can get updates on the smart phone by down loading and opting for a push notification. >> vallejo police looking for two men who shot a family of three inside of their home this morning. police say the men were wearing hoods when kicking in the front door of a house on mcdougle street around 3:00 a.m. a brother, sister and mother were shot. after waking up to find the men inside of the home. police dmot have a detailted suspect description at this point. >> not sure why they were targeted but at this point we're treating it as a random attack. >> they don't look like rich people or people that would have a lot of money. they could have chose any house. i don't understand. >> the brother sister and mother were all taken to the hospital. they're all recovering. >> the san jose mother m
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Feb 22, 2013 4:30am PST
on the campus of city college of san francisco and camped out since yesterday afternoon. police let them stay overnight. they want the administration to put pressure on city hallm7k to keep the school open. city college is at risk of losing accreditation next month because of budgetary issues. students want to meet with administrators on ways to keep the school open. >> the ferry service is trying to solve problems that have had complaints over sold out boats and parking during the morning rush. the marin independent journal says transportation officials are considering several new ideas including building a new packing structure at or near the ferry terminal and adding another boat to accommodate human crowds. cornell bernard is talking with commuters about the proposals with their reaction coming up next half hour. >> a major silicon valley company could bring big bucks to mineta san jose international airport. today, officials will unveil a proposal to build a private hangar to house jets belonging to google's senior executives that would be used by other companies. this is expected to bri
ABC
Feb 7, 2013 5:00am PST
in the state of the city address amid new polls that residents could be having a change of heart on higher taxes. now a preview of that. >> the mayor will build his state of the city address around a word that normally no one wants to hear, taxes. tonight, the mayor 8 call on community leaders to organize a campaign for city seals tax -- sales tax to restore money to city workers who took cuts. residents are willing to pay new taxes with 70 percent support for a .25 sales tax increase and 57 percent for half a cent sales tax increase. the earliest this would be on the ballot is next year. folks here in san jose have voted four times to aprove sales tax increases since the mayor has taken office back in 2007 and it is not clear if another will fly. we will find out tonight when the mayor makes his state of the city address tonight. >> right now we have breaking news to tell you about in southern california. three police officers have been shot, two in riverside and one in corona. this is over riverside where the police department says an officer was killed. reports say the shootings could b
ABC
Feb 9, 2013 5:00am PST
. >> here in new york city and across the state, most of the snow has already fallen. in manhattan then is less than a foot but in massachusetts, rhode island and maine they are still expecting up to another six inches. abc news, new york. >> this morning sfo officials are still assessing how many flights will be affected today, but united has cancelled all flights to now warning, new jersey through midday. american airlines has cancelled all of today's flights bound for jfk in new york. all major airports in new york and boston are closed with dozens of other flights to east coast cities delayed. tonight there are some nonstops to new york that could be affected. yesterday northeast storm forced more than 4700 flight cancellations, including 83 flights out of sfo. the grapevine on interstate 5 to southern california is open again this morning after being closed last night due to snow. last night drivers were escorted through in both directions. the length between los angeles and bakersfield completely reopened around 1:30 this morning. >>> if it hadn't been a setup of bank of amer
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Feb 19, 2013 5:00am PST
buildings. >> pittsburg will add their name to a growing list of cities planning to ban medical marijuana dispensaries. the city council is expected to finalize an ordinance to do that. pittsburg's ban takes effect in 30 days. the "contra costa times" report city officials are concerns about secondary affects is as criminal activity. >> the hayward city council will consider an emergency ordinance aimed at shutting down so-called sweepstakes cafes, city leaders say they provide computer terminals offering sweepstake scams a form of illegal gambling , three opening in the last year. the emergency ordinance is temporary to give the city time to come up with a law banning the businesses. >> this morning an assistant chief with the highway patrol helped his son skip town to escape a rape charge. the investigators say the 20-year-old fled the united states in december three days before a jury in fresno found him guilty in a july 2011 assault. the police captured him in mexico. his father is accused of misleading investigators with a bogus missing person's report. investigators say he planted b
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Feb 20, 2013 5:00am PST
to the flat section, no brake lights and remark is moving nicely to foster city and a nice commute at 15 minute drive. c.h.p. updating the location of this accident westbound 580 before north flynn and car blew a tire and hit the embankment and hit the shoulder. we have a muni delay with the powell/mason shuttle now a bus. >> drivers, you need to know your options as the clock counts down to total elimination of the toll takers on the golden gate bridge with a news conference to send out a big warning. cornell bernard is live at the bridge. cornell? >> imagine the golden gate bridge without any toll takers. in a month they will be gone, all electronic tolling is here. starting this morning the bridge district will kickoff a series of public awareness campaigns aimed at the 30 percent of drivers who still pay with cash. there will be hand outs, signs, and information onlynn -- online. you can sign unfor fast cash or register the license plate with a credit card and pay as you go or pay one time online. cash payments are set up as gas stations if tourists and if that does not work you can
ABC
Feb 27, 2013 5:00am PST
and the water department has brought out water bags to try and help if the water is still the problem. the city attorney is sending a claims representative out here to take claims from the people, the city says it will be taking care of all of the people impacted by the mess. the water department is now trying to figure out how to get all of this cleaned up and how to get it all repaired. reporting live in san francisco for abc7 news. >> glad to hear it is not raw sewage. that is better news this morning. >> time for a check on the forecast. >> we will start with live doppler 7 hd, everyone. here is a look at the dry sky sitting over the top of us for the morning commute and for the afternoon and evening commute, too. no rain this forecast cycle today. the coolest weather is petaluma at 42, fairfield at 31 and 34 in pleasanton and 35 in santa clara and union city and saratoga at 39, and you can see the mid-40's around the financial district and san leandro. in the afternoon we have more cloud cover than yesterday, just a few degrees off the high and low-to-upper 60's around the bay and mid-to-u
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Feb 27, 2013 6:00pm PST
streets of santa cruz while the force mourns. >> vic, thank you. >> the city had never lost an officer in the line of duty until yesterday. now, the department and community are struggling with the loss of detective sargeant loweren butch baker preparing to retire soon and detective butler, abc 7 news is in santa cruz with more on both of them. sergio? >> and happening now is a vigil put together. you can see people here at this community center just part of the group. inside of the room, it's where cards this, is just the latest show of support by the community for their police department. that is still struggling to deal with the loss two of veteran police officers. the police chief held up two photos. they're service pictures of two fallen officers. the chief says he was close to sargeant loweren butch baker. they started on the force at about the same time chief voguel said he was an excellent investigator. >> boy say butch was my most-skilled investigator with the police department. >> baker and his partner, elizabeth butler were gunned down yesterday as they investigated possible
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Feb 22, 2013 6:00am PST
-50's and we will see clouds and 47 at 7:00. sue? >> we will go back to redwood city with the app and show you seaport boulevard visible from 101 because of an overnight fatal accident that c.h.p. has again issued a sig-alert and they are asking you avoid the area, the redwood city area, the investigation is ongoing and it is a very handy app and free at the apple app and google play and you can navigate the commute. in san jose, an injury accident, a car ran the intersection and hit the bus and minor injuries involved and that person, one person, has been transported so they are in the clearing phases of this capital expressway. san jose with a live look the headlights neighboring -- snaking 280 northbound. >> a ferry has become too popular forcing the transit agency and the 6:00 a.m. ferry for san francisco left the larkspur terminal and it is a great way to get to work, very civilized, relaxing, hop on the ferry a quick trip to san francisco, no traffic, no worries, that is the good news. more than a few commuters have figured it out and it is causing problems. larkspur golden
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Feb 27, 2013 11:00am PST
up in new york city and i didn't see this kind of violence >> people are bringing flowers, cardinals, cards with prayers and thoughts for the families of the officers with a news conference in 25 minutes. we bring it to you live when it happens. >> cornell, thank you. the police department of santa cruz has never lost an officer in the line of duty and now two veteran officers are dead at hand of a man with a violent history. abc7 news continues our team coverage with katie marzullo. >> the officers long and distinguished years with the santa cruz police department, the shooter, 35-year-old goulet had a long history with police dating back a decade. his father admits his son had problems. he had a criminal history that dates back to 2000. media reports say goulet was a military police officer and marine veteran was convicted peeping in california. in 2008 he was convicted of invasion of privacy and illegally having a gun after caught videotaping a woman in the shower. the woman's boyfriend tells an oregon newspaper he confronted goulet multiple times outside of his girlfriend's condo
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Feb 5, 2013 4:00pm PST
it shows traffic just as bad as that in los angeles there. is only one other city where drivers have it worse than we do. >> yes. cornell bernard hashs@u story. >> we do have the worst commute, yes. >> mike knows it. bay area traffic can be brutal. even on a motorcycle. >> we went to new york to mabt manhattan. it's easier to drive in manhattan than in berkeley. >> a study confirms bay area drivers spend way too much times in cars commuting through epic traffic. >> you just have to take it into account anymore. when you're commuting you have to check traffic. >> after washington, d.c., bay area is now tied for second with l.a.. the worse commute in the nation that. means a lot of time sitting in traffic, last year alone, 61 hours were spent behind the wheel costing drivers more than 1200s ndz wasted time and gas. jamie wishes she can be productive when she's stuck in traffic. >> yes. just sitting in the car an hour and a half each way is time wasted maybe i'll listen to a book but most of the time, just listen together news. >> transportation bosses don't see it getting better soon b
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Feb 9, 2013 6:00am PST
in new york city and across the state, most of the snow has already fallen. in man hitten we have less than a foot, but in massachusetts, rhode island and in maine they are still expecting another six inches. abc news, new york. >> this morning sfo officials are still assessing how many flights will be affected today, but united has cancelled all flights to newark through midday. american airlines has cancelled all of today's flights bound for jfk in new york. all major airports in new york and boston are closed with dozens of other flights to east coast cities delayed. tonight there are some nonstops to new york that could be affected. yesterday northeast storm forced more than 4700 flight cancellations, including 83 flights out of sfo. >>> the grapevine on interstate 5 to southern california is open again this morning after being closed last night due to snow. last night drivers were escorted through in both directions. the length between los angeles and bakersfield completely reopened around 1:30 this morning. >>> if it hadn't been a setup of bank of america branch in oakland, it mi
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Feb 2, 2013 5:00am PST
girl might have gone through. >> city police say the girl in her early teens was reported missing yesterday evening around 5:30. around five hours later her naked body was discovered at allen whit park. police around sure how she died because there are no wounds. she lived there but attended school in fairfield. the girl's guardian reported her missing. >> she'd last seen in the morning getting on the bus to return to school. normally she was returned about 5:30 but she didn't so that's when they worried. >> this man said he saw something strange when he drove around the park around 5:00 amidon. >> i seen a car parked in the parking lot facing our direction and there was a large man standing in front of it just standing there. and it just looked odd to me. >> police say there are two surveillance cameras on both ends of this park and what those cameras captured could solve this case. reporting in allen whit park in fairfield, i'm allen wong, abc7 news. >>> 49er fans are preparing for tomorrow's super bowl between the nonexperts ravens, and the city is preparing too. with the new s
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Feb 7, 2013 11:00am PST
news let fore a program honoring officers who also served in the military. oakland city council agreed to hire bratton as a consultant for the police department. >> in san diego, a navy official confirms that naval base is on lockdown. two sources tell us they do not believe this is connected to the christopher dorner case. we will monitor the situation as it develops. and now, the mayor of san antonio is joining forces to combat drug violence meeting with law enforcement officials and state senators who will announce a proposal for new gun control laws in california, including legislation to close loopholes in current firearm regulations. >> vallejo police are looking for two gunman who shot three people in a home invasion this morning. it happened at scene where amy is with an update on the victims and the search for the armed men. >> the motive is the question. police say nothing inside this home indicates why this home was chosen, they say maybe it is the location. it is on the corner so one fewer neighbor to worry about. across the street, a busy street, an escape route. they hop
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Feb 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
and tonight, a city is on the edge. abc's david wright is there. david? >> reporter: good evening, diane. tonight, police officers across this whole region feel they are under attack. police headquarters here on lockdown. every entrance, every exit, heavily guarded. the entire police force in america's second largest city, essentially held hostage to one man who is allegedly bent on revenge. tonight, by air, land and sea, an all-out manhunt. the suspect, one of their own. 33-year-old christopher dorner. a former lapd officer, now an alleged cop killer. police say he isn't just targeting cops, but their families, too. >> this has gone far enough. you know, nobody else needs to die. >> reporter: the killing spree started sunday in orange county, with the baffling double murder of a popular college basketball coach and her fiance. monica quan and keith laurence, shot in cold blood as they sat in their car. only last night did authorities put two and two together. quan is the daughter of retired lapd captain randy quan, who was instrumental in getting christopher dorner fired. in a ra
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Feb 15, 2013 6:00pm PST
no chase but to retire after years of being the victim of discrimination by city officials. he made charges public node a city hearing. abc 7 news has this exclusive report. >> for at least the past tle years the city of san francisco has engaged in a blatanttcst ongoing pattern and practice of discrime nation he mince nod words when telling the i that the city repeatedly violated rights and he said was a sad irony. until he retired stein was program administrate of the mayor office on disability. a job he held for 10 years. >> and and that disability access over for decades. >> it could happen. >> the mayor saw disability is located in the war memorial building. stein says he got seriously longrfmrñ hallway was painted. >> what i have is something called linitis. my signises get swollen. i get bad headaches with every new exposure i get sick harder and sick longer. >> stein told the hearing building management refused to make accommodations like giving advanced nlts of future paint jobs or using paint with lower grade chemicals. after he filed a complaint he says the city attorney agrowe
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Feb 20, 2013 11:00am PST
pipe in san francisco. about ten miles of them get replaced every year. >> redwood city police are asking for the public's health in catching a home invasion suspect. the 21-year-old martinez helped problem a 79-year-old woman at gunpoint february 7th. investigators say two men and a teen girl entered her home on 10th avenue and ransacked the house, locked the woman in a bed real but she was able to call police and they caught a suspect as he tried to get away and they are still looking away for the teen and martinez. >> a convicted sex offender wanted in texas is under arrest in san francisco for assault on a woman on saturday. the 57-year-old was arrested on sunday on charges that include kidnapping, sexual assault and failing to register as a sex offender. police say he attack add woman in a stairway in cathedral hill neighborhood. evidence provided by the victim led to the arrest. >> alameda police hope someone will recognize a man suspected of stealing packages from homes. police released this surveillance video showing a man walking away from the front doorstep of a home
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Feb 26, 2013 11:00am PST
in the city on the eighth anniversary of the death of 29-year-old who was slot and killed in the 100 block of velmar terrace of 2005 in february in a packed car. he was married with two children and worked as an engineer as nasa's research center in mountain view. investigators are encouraging witnesses or anyone with information about the shooting to come forward. lag on to our website at abc7.com and look under "see it on tv." a poll found growing support for gun control among california voters, especially among women. a field poll released find 61 percent of state voters think it is more important to control firearms than to protect the right of gun owners. it is the biggest margin since the question was first asked in 1999. a majority of those in california oppose letting teachers carry concealed weapons in schools. female voters favoring taxing ammunition, outlawing large capacity clips, and banning rifles with detachable magazines. >> residents of san francisco's sunset district listened a short time ago who will be their new voice at city city hall. katie tang has been appointed to
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Feb 8, 2013 5:00am PST
for road work. rain at the san mateo bridge with roads wet from hayward to foster city. we will keep following it. >> the search growing for for a follower lapd cop wanted for killing three people. and there is an interest in celebrities? authorities do not know where he is or what he will do but schools and ski resorts are re-opening in san bernardino but they are on high alert. his burned out truck was found there but he could be hours away by now. in his manifesto where he declares war on the lapd he rambles of famous people. donor wrote messages to tebow, and charlie sheen and tv chef and tony women he calls the most beautiful women on the planet and a message to first lady obama saying "off the record i love your new bangs" and was disappointed he would miss "shark week." he is suspected killing a retired officer's daughter and her fiance and a riverside police officers. police are warning people in san bernardino not to open doors to anyone they don't know. officers have searched a las vegas home dorner owns. there appears to be a false sighting in san diego. >> stay with us fo
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Feb 22, 2013 5:00am PST
out each day for the 7:50 and 8:20 runs to the city carrying 5,300 passenger as day but parking is limited to only 1,800 spaces and they sell out fast. the parking is free but the district could consider charging to park using the fees to build a parking structure or parking deal with businesses. the district also floating the idea of adding another boat during high commuter times. it is positive dilemma but the bridge district says it needs to do something and fast. a decision could be made here in the next couple of months. we are live in larkspur this morning for abc7. >> supporters of an effort to rename san francisco international airport in honor of harvey milk will hold a rally at city hall. last month, san francisco supervisor introduced legislation to rename the airport harvey milk san francisco international. he was california's first openly gay elected official. he was assassinated along with mayor moscone in 1978. organizers say the rally is to urge the other supervisors who support the legislation. voter could decide on the name change in november. >> a top boeing o
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Feb 25, 2013 5:00am PST
. >> the chancellor at san francisco city college is meeting in response to a protest over the we budget crisis. student protesters got the meeting they wanted after a demonstration and campus rally demanding the board of trustees reverse cuts to classes and teachers and get a loan to avoid more cuts. city college is rushing to meet a march 15 deadline to keep accreditation but it must show they can take control of the budget to avoid being shut down. >> clean up is underway in hollywood after a balanced night at oscars, no major sweeps by any particular movie. and "argo" took best film and "life of pie" took four, and best actress to jennifer lawrence for silver linings playbook and best supporting actor for "jango" and anne hathaway won for les miserables. >> and affleck beat out spielberg? >> he was justifiably excite. >> he was excited. >> is there excite in in the weather? >> there is going to be something out there to get excited about. we are in a quiet pattern as we have for the year. now, outside, you can see visibility this morning is pretty quiet. we have four miles at half moon bay
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Feb 7, 2013 6:00am PST
. >> people would live in the bay area's largest city are having a change of heart for the taxes. arrest cornell bernard tells us from san jose as the mayor is ready for the state of the city address. cornell? >> normally it is a word no one wants to hear but the mayor will make it a big part of the state of the city address. the word is "taxes." the mayor says the city needs a sales tax increase and will call on community leaders to organize a campaign to support police and fire services and restore pay for workers who had to take cuts to balance the budget. a poll suggests that voters could be willing to do that. there is 70 percent support if a quarter percent sales increase but 57 percent for half a percent increase. the earliest it would be on the battle is next year, the 5th sales tax measure voters have approved since the mayor took office in 2007. the state of the city address is underway at 6:30 right here at city hall. >> fairfield police are asking for your help in finding the killer of a 13-year-old girl. the guardi
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Feb 13, 2013 6:00am PST
and one person taken to the hospital. again final clearing stages. a new accident in daly city north skyline boulevard the on-ramp could be shut down to north 101 to get emergency crews and back to the ways app we had a sig-alert but that is lifted and the backup remains southbound 680 to pleasanton and 84 back to livermore so, still, a slow-go area. a san jose man accused of a terror plot to blow up an oakland bank will appear in court. the 28-year-old defendant is a taliban sympathizer who planned to destroy the bank of america on friday. he was arrested after trying to activate a car bomb parked in front of the bank. an underdiscover f.b.i. agent designed something that looked like a bomb but was harmless. civil rights advocates question whether he was capable of carrying out the plot with a documented mental illness. >> we will shift gears from land to sea, ahead the new location where coffee lovers can get a java jolt. >> he calls it a childish spectacle turning down an in >> fremont, palo alto, north bay and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> we are back and looking at the
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Feb 18, 2013 5:00am PST
involving a bus and a pedestrian. a 72-year-old died after being struck on saturday afternoon in daly city in the crosswalk when the back end of the bus hit her. the driver has taken standard alcohol tests and drug tests and is on leave during the investigation. >> in mill valley a search is underway for two man who shot at a security guard after stealing beer from a grocery store yesterday morning at 3:00 a.m. the thieves fired four or five shots at the guard and got away in a gold minivan with license plate on your screen, 4dwzy. >> two san francisco police officers are recovering from injuries they suffered trying to break up a number of fights in north beach. it happened yesterday morning on broadway suffering minor injuries and treated at a local hospital. two people have been arrested for assaulting the officers. >> a group of nudists face charges after revealing protests in the castro district and a few dozen protested the law at castro and market yesterday and targeted supervisor the scott who wrote the antinudity law and represents the castro of city hall. ed nudist feels this vio
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Feb 5, 2013 5:00am PST
:00 this morning, and a look at the san mateo bridge commute, it is 15 minutes from hayward to foster city and things moving nicely to foster city. >> if you have to fill up the gas tank, you will not like what you see, and i agree with that. >> the super bowl bet the san francisco police chief is reasonable wishing he did not make. can you say "squirrel dance." >> my guests the one and only charlie sheen. that is right, hollywood's ultimate bad boy is back on track and candid storyies to share about his personal journeys since leaving "2 1/2 men" and he plays a back stage ♪ [ female announcer ] at yoplait, we want you to feel even better about your favorite flavors. so when you call, tweet, and post, we listen. that's why yoplait light and yoplait original are now made with no high fructose corn syrup. and why we use only natural colors and natural flavors in yoplait original. so, anything else we can do for you, let us know. but you'll keep it to yogurt, right? 'cause we shouldn't really help with your love life. yoplait. it is so good! >> welcome back, our neighbor to the north, canad
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Feb 5, 2013 6:00am PST
a minor backup. slug iron the upper deck into the city. >> happening three hours from now at 9:00, 49er players will return to their santa clara headquarters to clean out their lockers. it is the final step after the team's super bowl sunday loss and our news reporter joins us live from santa clara. amy in. >> back on home surf. they will have a team meeting at 9:00, addressing the media, clean out their lockers and close out the season. the 49ers came home yesterday. we have a great shot of kaepernick arriving at the airport, fans were there, cigaretting the -- greeting the team. the players were not in a chatty mood but coach harbaugh said a quick "hello." >> thank you very much. great run. thanks for the support. >> the future looks great. we have a long team. my son will get his first super bowl, i have seen five. he will get his first and they will get it next year. >> here is a quick shot of davis driving away, he had the window down so fan could see him, and mike crabtree did the same at team headquarters in santa clara. they have another year at candlestick before they play in t
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Feb 6, 2013 5:00am PST
of medical marijuana. contra costa times reports that the city attorney will ask the commission to recommend the ban to the city council. if approved it will limit marijuana growing to the inside of homes. residents who legally operate as backyard grow operation 8 challenge the resolution if approved by the city council. concord has a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries. >> san francisco mayor will announce the decision today of his choice to fill the city assessor's post that has been vacation -- vacated. it is urge clear who the mayor will name for the board of supervisors. he could face pressure to name another asian or woman on the board. >> s vietnam has -- silicon valley has bounced out of the recession adding thousands of jobs with incomes rising 2.2 percent but the report says that the rebound hasn't been a cure all for everyone. income for african-americans fell 18 percent last year while hispanic incomes dropped 5 percent. the region experiences a 3.5 percent growth rate compared to 1.7 percent growth rate statewide. >> we are all dropping this morning, and you know what i am tal
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Feb 7, 2013 4:30am PST
at the marin civic center. >> san jose mayor will deliver the state of the city address and will talk about the need for new taxes to support city services and restore pay to worker whose have seen cuts in recent years to help balance the budget. that includes the police with whom they are negotiating. our media partner the mercury news report that 70 percent support a quarter percent hike in the city sales tax. the council will discuss the report next week. the earliest a new measure goes on the ballot is next year. we the have more in a live report next half hour. >> 4:8 -- 4:38 right now. >> the rain will take its time so most of us can get out before 7:00 we are okay unless you are in the north bay with scattered rain now. the best radar is north of 116ed and to forestville we see the better radar return with light rainfalling in santa rosa. upstream, it is a cold system. there is snow in the higher elevation. there is light rain in the lower elevation. the breakdown today in the movement of the rain, the rain is in the north bay through 7:00. it moves across the bay and to the south ba
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Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm PST
in for that. >> bay area cities home to some of the top incomer autos the luxury car that went up in flames. parked in one of the bay area's high performance auto parts store. >> i'm sandhya patel. we have a warming trend sure to give you spring fever. wait until you hear details coming up. >> michael finney looks at what women really want for valentine's day and role coupons play in getting one item on their wish list. stay w >>> sky 7 shows you what happened when a mercedes-benz burs into the flames about two hours ago in hayward. nobody was hurt. the car went up in flames parked outside of a specialty auto parts store. the fire department had to call in a special unit spraying foam to put it out. >> intart closer to implementing a year old law that left it been some passengers letting the agency seek prohibition offers against people, orders rather against people who do things like urinate in public skroi bart property. they can be banned from stations from 30 days to a year. the law passed in 2011 but has been on hold until bart set up appeal pros ses. >> we do have trouble with people
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Feb 19, 2013 6:00pm PST
at 4:00 and 5:00, a massive fire which continues to burn at an upcame shopping center in kansas city, missouri. >> carolyn: you can see much of the building has been reduced to rubble. at least seven injuries have been reported. five of them critical. there are three people unaccounted for tonight. police say it appears a car crashed into a gas main sparking this inferno. there are reports that the impact of the blast was felt blocks away. >> larry: the building you see burning is called the country club plaza with shops, restaurants and apartments and cleanup will continue for hours if not days. >> carolyn: the city of hayward is moving to shut down internet cafe that let people win cash prizes. nick smith is live in any hai ward. >> reporter: good evening. most recent move to stop internet gambling will happen in about an hour city hall behind me. he said he did everything right when he applied for the permits and those looking to shut him down, he is not afraid to fight city hall. >> this is legitimate business. we use legitimate software and we are not breaking any laws. >> ron d
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Feb 26, 2013 5:00am PST
. >> if you have information call the police. >> the belmont city council meets to consider requiring property owners preparing to sell to inspect their lateral sewer pipes and repair and replace them if necessary. the move could cost homeowners up to $25,000 in sewer and street repairs that the city should pay if. if it isn't done it can stop home sellers from closing escrow and can affect neighboring homeowners if they we have in intention to sell. the proposal is seen as part of a larger strategy to upgrade the treatment and disposal and control of wastewater. >> if you are ready to head out you want a check of the weather forecast and i know you have been looking for rain and not able to find any. >> not here, it is all east of the rockies the form of winter storms that are bombarding the midwest and south and now the mid-atlantic. we talked how it would be cooler than yesterday morning, but where there is a breeze in san jose and santa rosa it is warmer and half moon bay is seven degrees cooler and san francisco at two and oakland at four and concord, live more, and fremont at one degree
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Feb 16, 2013 8:00am PST
teenagers have been rushed to san jose hospital. this was last night after large suv rolled in the city's neighborhood. they report three of the teenagers had significant injuries. they crashed on martin avenue shortly after 10:00. no other vehicles were involved. rescuers say there were no signs of alcohol being involved but obvious signs that the suv was speeding. >>> a santa clara man accused of threatening a state senator is charged with ten felonies. everett beshon did not enter a plea yesterday. he is accused of emailing a death threat to state senator leland yee because of his effort to tighten gun control laws. they searched the house for the fourth straight day but they found multiple weapons. they have already seized those. he will be back in court next beak. >>> coming up next, big trouble for a once promising political career. lavish items jesse jackson, jr. he and his wife admits he bought with campaign funds. and piece of military machinery that we are used >> katie: oscar pistorius is said to be on suicide watch for the model of his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. they are ga
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Feb 22, 2013 4:00pm PST
coming up at 6:00 in union city, abc news. >> san jose may become the largest city in the country to groups joined near a city ú facility to lobby tody hoping to encourage a switch to alternative food packaging. the association says the ban would harm small businesses in the city, and says food packaging accounts for less than 1% of waste inland fills. san jose is set to vote on tuesday. >> demonstrators are getting what they want. >> the students will sit down over severe cuts facing this troubled school. abc 7 news reports. >> a small group camped overnight demanding to speak with the chancellor, police were standing by but took no action. >> everything has been civil. we've respected this face, they've -- the police respected us. >> protestors complained there has been a lack of communication between students and administration. a rally echoed fears with an effort to fend off possible closure of the school because of declining enrollment. >> this morning came word the chancellor will meet with students mob. >> it feels good for us to have community support and support from oth
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Feb 23, 2013 8:00am PST
will be a slam-dunk. >> katie: san jose will vote on tuesday whether to be the largest city in the country to ban styrofoam. they are encouraging a switch to alternative packaging but the california restaurant association a ban would harm small businesses in the city. it says food packaging accounts for 1% of waste in landfill. >> oakland, city officials celebrated the opening of a channel that has been closed off for 140 years. it's part of project that will allow boaters in the oldest wildlife preservation to pad toll san francisco bay. 750 foot section of the channel was open yesterday for the first time since the 18 60s. city will hold a public celebration for this and other lake merritt improvements later this summer. that looks beautiful being out on the lake, something to do today? >> you and i noticed the rain on the pavement earlier this morning. for those just waking up, we had a weak system that brought a couple hundredths of rain around the bay area. it was raining for a time in san jose and also along the central coast. right now, nothing to show you. live doppler 7-hd with a sweep a
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Feb 25, 2013 4:00pm PST
of students say they're going to walk out of classes march 14th toj take the protest to city hall. >> they did meet with the chancellor today. >> that is one demand to, meet with the chancellor. they got that today but not much more. last thursday students okay pid administration building at city college demanding that they be heard by the chancellor. today, they got their wish but left feeling disappointed. >> chancellor, instead of accepting propose yalz for how to save our institution, has instead reaffirmed she only will accept cuts and cuts. >> some5ñsñb13t teaching positid classes have been cut. still, city college may lose accreditation if it doesn't show improvements are being made to make the college financially efficient by march 15th. >> we're not going backwards on, we're going to safety college and our accreditation. >> but students say administrators haven't tried to come up with other ways to bring in revenue. they criticize city hall for not doing enough. >> we're calling on city hall to take a stand to put a freeze on the position of march 15th. this deadline does not need t
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Feb 26, 2013 6:00pm PST
mail service cutting 150,000 jobs and closing thousands of post offices around the country. the city believes it will be one of them. the council will vote on a resolution to stop the postal service from selling> the building. the resolution reminds the requirement to provide services to the public calling on them to stop the sale of other post offices but the postal service says the pub slick overreacting. attempting to sell the building first preference is lease back the space because we just need that space. the building about 47,000 square feet. >> what l building it occupies, the meeting tonight is designed to clear up any misinformation about the postal office and it starts at 7:00 right here at the capitol chambers just to explain how bad the situation is they're launching a line of clothing next year, clearly a dire situation for them. >> thank you very much. >> we're live at the new san francisco cruise ship terminal and a surprise almost to the project that isn't going over well among neighbors. >> part two of an abc 7 news i team investigation into a chemical being found
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Feb 11, 2013 5:00am PST
. this is vatican city, the reason if this is a stunning announcement overnight that pope benedict xvi will resign next month, only the second upon stiff in 600 years to do so. we will have reports from abc7 and amy telling more about this in a few minutes. stay tuned. >> an investigation is wrapping up into san francisco workers accused of using city computers to gamble and distribute pornography. the commission and the city attorney confirm that whistleblower started the investigation. the commission's top officials and human resources department are being looked at closely. they could be fired if the alleges are proven true for violating city policy. >> this morning, texas governor perry is in california hoping to persuade business leaders in the golden state to invest in the lone star state. he was in the bay area yesterday. a private group called texas one is paying for the trip, the republican hopes the lure lower taxes and fewer regulations will attract companies to texas. >> it depends on the industry but certainly plenty of companies are ripe for the picking, they would like a business en
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Feb 28, 2013 6:00am PST
for later this morning, a public memorial to the slain officers is now being planned in the city live in santa cruz for abc7 news. >> stay us with for continuing coverage of the santa cruz officers' murders with updates on facebook and on twitter at abc news at 11 bay area. >> damage will be assessed to a san francisco neighborhood caused by a massive water main break which you saw here first yesterday on abc7 news, a massive rush will water and mud swallowing cars and two dozen homes. workers will repair 15th avenue where the flooding caused a sinkhole. this is right next to a recent sewer pipe replacement project. >> support for same-sex marriage is continuing to grow among california voters. a new field palm -- poll shows of 61 percent in california approve it. among 18 do 20 year oz 75 percent approve. among voters 65 and older, 48 percent approve. this comes as the obama administration face as deadline today on whether to weigh in on the proposition 8 case before the supreme court which will hear arguments next month in an interview you saw only on abc7 the president told dan ash
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Feb 1, 2013 4:00pm PST
nudity. the board approved the law by a 7-4 vote in de.s a judge upheld it this week saying nude city not protected as free speech. >> if you use anthem blue cross you just got hit with a rake hike. >> 750,000 anthem customers will see premiums rise according to consumer watch dog. the group says it's the second nim less than a year anthem raised rates in this state. anthem parent company, well point announce aid 38% increase in the 4th quarter of 2012 compared to previous year. and you you saw it for a live report. nice weather in new orleans. >> yes. spencer christian is here with a look at what is ahead coming up this weekend. >> clouds in the sky today, more than yesterday. you can see we have cloudsyñq" down in the southern part of the viewing area. they have not kept us from having another mild day. right now, temperatures into mid to upper 60s across the bay area. 668 in los gatos, during evening hours, we'll continue to see some clouds in the sky. we'll call it partly cloudy skies. breezy in spots. tomorrow morning we'll have hazy filtered sunshine. low temperatures dropping
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Feb 5, 2013 11:00am PST
will not happen at new 49er stadium in santa clara, something that could be a factor in deciding which city lands the 2016 super bowl. the facility will be powered by two new electrical substations, with one serving as a backup for the other. if they both fail, crews can actually trigger a third power source and owners will pick the host city in may. >> new this morning a pittsburg man is under arrest if a hit-and-run accident that sent a woman and two small children to the hospital. the 24-year-old man is held on $50,000 bail accused in a crash at 5:45 last night. he hit a one-year-old boy in a stroller, a 7-year-old on a bicycle, and a 29-year-old woman. the victims were crossing the drive on a trail. all three are out of the hospital today. >> new fallout from the 2008 financial crisis. the attorney general is now suing the debt rating agency known as standard & poor's. the announcement was made today in washington, dc, filed in san francisco court. she said s&p 500 intentionally inflated rate ensure asigned to security. >> our lawsuit focuses on the ratings s&p 500 gave to mortgage-backed sec
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Feb 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
with william bratton in 2006. of course, bratton just hired by the city of oakland the photo taken for an article. we're peegs a lot about his background together. stay with abc 7 news for coverage of the l.a. police shooter manhunt. we're going to update you during this newscast. whit happens we'll be here up and date you on this major story happening. >> bun violence is on the top of the list. abc 7 news joins us now from sacramento with more on the battle over guns. >> new york pass aid slew of bills, california loss says democrats here want that title back. >> 50 shots fired in a span of 50 seconds. the police chief says he needs help getting guns off the streets. >> i live a mile from that intersection. so i can tell thu is a quality of life issue. >> senate democrats unveiled bills in recent weeks they required a pemplit to purchase ammunition and weapons. but they now want to ban detachable magazines change definition of an el little shotgun to include new technology. and require all guns to be registered with the state. >> we need to lead the way. california needs to answer
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